Who is Lindsey Stirling and what is her net worth 2018? A born talent, Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performer and composer who managed to rule the heart of the audience in initial years of her career. Lindsey was born on September 21, 1986 in Santa Ana California. Her father Stephen J. Stirling was a religious educator and author.
Stirling was not born to a well to do her family. As a child, she always wished to learn both violin and dance but due to financial constraints Stirling was asked to choose one of them. Stirling opted for violin without suppressing her desire for dance. She opted for violin classes at an age of five and also learnt dance from YouTube.
Education: Stirling was brought up in Gilbert, Arizona and joined Greenland Junior High School. Later, she attended Mesquite High School and completed her high school. She studied film making from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in recreation management from BYU Marriott School of Management.
Career: While in her school days, Lindsey joined a band name Storm on Melvin with her four friends at the age of sixteen. Subsequently, she won state title of Arizona’s Junior Miss impressing the judges with her self-written solo violin rock song and Spirit Award in the America’s Junior Miss.
At the age of 23, Stirling earned a major breakthrough in her career was made through America’s Got Talent in year 2010. She cracked till the quarter finals of the show but was eliminated thereafter stating her not to be so good enough and compared her music with the sound of rats being strangled.
Although her journey ended with dismay but she was loved by the audience and was also tagged by the name of hip hop violinist as she danced and played simultaneously. All her talents boosted her up again after being eliminated and being humiliated too. Her style of performance was criticised as unmarketable yet she bounced back to promote her style of playing and dancing simultaneously through her YouTube channel Lindseystomp in year 2007.
Soon after America’s Got Talent, cinematographer Devin Graham approached Lindsey for shooting a music video on YouTube. She agreed and ended with her song Spontaneous Me in 2011. The song was a major hit for the year and it augmented Stirling’s fame manifold. In 2011, the popularity of the channel lead to a whopping 1.5 and plus views and over eight million subscribers as of October 2016.
In September 2012, Stirling created a new YouTube channel named Lindsey Time. This channel had backstage videos, vlogs and videos related to life. Later she incorporated violin playing with hip hop and dubstep. Her song Crystallize earned over 42 million views and gained 8th position in top viewed video on YouTube in December 2012.
Stirling collaborated with other musicians and singers like Shaun Barrowes (Don’t Carry It All), Jake Bruene and Frank Sacramone (Party Rock Anthem), Tay Zonday (Mama Economy), Peter Hollens (Skyrim, Game of Thrones and Star Wars), Lzzy Hale (Shatter Me), Alisha Popat(We Found Love), John Allred (Tomb), Amiee Proal (A Thousand Years), Megan Nicole (Starships), The Piano Guys (Mission Impossible), Debi Johanson (River flows in You, Phantom of the Opera), Sam Tsui ( Heads Up), Tyler Ward(I Knew You Were Trouble, Thrift Shop), Kurt Schneider (Pokemon Dubstep Remix, A thousand Years), John Legend (All of Me), Chester See ( I knew You Were Trouble) and Pentatonix ( Radioactive, Papaoutai). She also collaborated with Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, Alex Boye.
On 18th September, 2012 Stirling released her debut studio album named Lindsey Stirling. The album included her original composition and the album smashed the top position in Classic Albums and Dance/Electronic Albums category in Billboard. The album was re-released worldwide on October 29, 2013 and it gained a huge success reaching at 23rd position on Billboard 200 with a sale of 10,000 copies in US and later 327,000 copies by 2014. In 2014, Stirling came up with her second studio album, Shatter Me.
Shatter Me became the third dance/electronic album with most sales in the year. In 2016, her third studio album, Brave Enough was released and was again her major hit. She also featured in video album Lindsey Stirling: Live from London in year 2015. She also went for Lindsey Stirling tour in 2012-2013 and Shatter Me World Tour (The Music Box World Tour) in 2014-2015.
Lindsey is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints or said as Mormon. During her college days Sterling was suffering from anorexia. She lost the faith and ambition of her life. It was then she realized that God had created something great for her and she should have faith in his verdict.
Her belief in God made her regain her lost aim and motive of her life. She served as a missionary in New York City as well to get back to normal. In fact her song Shatter Me was all about her fighting story with anorexia. She regularly visits Church to keep her strong to overcome all problems.
Stirling gave numerous mega hit performances and songs therefore earned several awards and certificates for the same.
• In 2014, Billboard Music Award in Top Dance/Electronic Album category for Shatter Me.
• In 2014 and 2015 she won German Echo Music Awards for Best Crossover act for Lindsey Stirling and Shatter Me respectively.
• In 2013, Streamy Award in Best Choreography category for Lindsey Stirling.
• In 2014, Streamy Award for Best Music Artist.
• In 2015, Streamy Award in Best Cover Song for Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.
• In 2013, YouTube Award in Best Response of the Year for Radioactive.
• In 2015, YouTube Award for Artist of the Year.
• In 2016, Shorty Award for Best YouTube Musician.
Apart being a good artist one can always count upon her for social and helpful deeds. Stirling on October 1, 2013 joined hands with a non- profit Atlanta Music Project to appreciate music in unprivileged section to provide them a chance to do great in music field. For the mission to be accomplished she opened the sale of two limited edition Lindsey Stirling/The Power of Music shirts. The money obtained was given to Atlanta Music Project to provide music knowledge to 50 children.
Back again on March 22, 2014 she teamed up with Cirque du Soleil for One Night for One Drop. They did show in Mandalay Resort and Casino on occasion of World Water Day to encourage and aware people about conservation of water and accessibility of clean water.
Lindsey Stirling Net Worth
The net worth of Lindsey Stirling is $4 million.
Lindsey Stirling is certainly an owner of Brave Heart. Overcoming from her disorder she did not only managed to be a YouTube Star but is also on her path to help other youth who are deprived of basic music knowledge. She is a true devotee of the God and surely a confident 21st century artist who is ruling the music world.